An anti-Semitic gunman went into a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday and opened fire, killing 11 people and injuring six others. Robert Bowers, a 46-year-old was taken into custody.
Bowers entered the Tree of Life Congregation Saturday morning and opened fire during Shabbat services while expressing his hatred toward Jewish people.
Bowers was armed with an AR-15 and three handguns during the 20-minute assault.
U.S. Attorney Scott Brady says federal prosecutors are seeking approval to pursue the death penalty against Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect Robert Bowers.
Authorities have identified the 11 people killed in Saturday's mass shooting
- David Rosenthal, 54, of Squirrel Hill
- Cecil Rosenthal, 59, of Squirrel Hill (David's brother)
- Richard Gottfried, 65, of Ross Township
- Jerry Rabinowitz, 66, of Edgewood Borough
- Irving Younger, 69, of Mt. Washington, City of Pittsburgh
- Daniel Stein, 71, of Squirrel Hill
- Joyce Fienberg, 75, of Oakland, City of Pittsburgh
- Bernice Simon, 84, of Wilkinsburg
- Sylvan Simon, 86, of Wilkinsburg (Bernice's husband)
- Melvin Wax, 88, of Squirrel Hill
- Rose Mallinger, 97, of Squirrel Hill
In the wake of the Synagogue shooting, President Trump questions whether the outcome of the deadly shooting would have been different had armed guards.
He said, "If there was an armed guard inside the temple, they would have been able to stop him."
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